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Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts as well as finding out about what you can do in the area. Why not treat the family to a unique fun day out along the seven miles of Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Explore by car, bike or foot the delights of this hidden wooded valley that culminates in a stunning sequence of views.
Sample our wide range of meals and snacks available at Ravens Cafe - with seating for 56 within the bright and airy interior or choose to eat outside on the impressive Decking area, which overlooks the Nantcarn Stream.
Nestling alongside the banks of the Nantcarn stream is the Visit Wales Four Star graded Cwmcarn Forest Campsite. A well-equipped caravan and camping park at the foot of the spectacular forest drive.
For 2012 we have increased the number of camping ‘Pods’, which could be described as a "wooden tent", on site. There are now three Standard pods (2 adults & 1 child) and seven Family pods available which provide spacious accommodation for up to four people. All have their own picnic table and BBQ facilities.
Accommodation is available for up to 16 caravans (6 hard standings) or tents with an additional 7 all weather tent pitches (installed 2010) all with electric hook up. Modern shower and toilet facilities (upgraded 2010), kitchen (upgraded 2011), laundry room, DDA compliant wet room (new 2011) & chemical waste disposal.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Cwmbran Bus Station — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Pontypool: Town Hall Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
5.5 miles Newport (S. Wales): Bus Station — 6.1 miles
- Train stations
Crosskeys Rail Station — 1.1 miles
1.1 miles Risca & Pontymister Rail Station — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Newbridge Rail Station — 2.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 11.1 miles
11.1 miles Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 11.5 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 19.1 miles
19.1 miles Bristol International Airport — 24.4 miles
Well sign posted from the M4 & Head of the Valleys Road - Brown Tourism Signs - Cwmcarn Forest Drive / Scenic Drive.
Follow these signs directly to the site
CAUTION SatNav will direct you in the wrong direction as you turn off the main road into the village as we share the post code. Please follow Brown Tourism signs and site signage for the visitor centre.
World-class cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails on site.
Bike uplift available on site.
walking packs available - many on site walks to choose from
Close to many world class golf courses.
Nearby shooting ranges.
Convienient for events in both Cardiff and Newport with good rail links to both cities.
- Caerphilly Castle (6.2 miles)
- Caerleon Roman Fortress & Baths (7.1 miles)
- Castell Coch (9.0 miles)
- Clevedon Court (18.2 miles)
- Tyntesfield (21.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.